Explaining Charter School Effectiveness ∗

@inproceedings{Angrist2012ExplainingCS,
  title={Explaining Charter School Effectiveness ∗},
  author={Joshua D. Angrist and Parag A. Pathak and Christopher R Walters},
  year={2012}
}
Explaining Charter School Effectiveness Estimates using admissions lotteries suggest that urban charter schools boost student achievement, while charter schools in other settings do not. Using the largest available sample of lotteried applicants to charter schools, we explore student-level and school-level explanations for this difference in Massachusetts. In an econometric framework that isolates sources of charter effect heterogeneity, we show that urban charter schools boost achievement well… CONTINUE READING
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